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Sparkling Cranberries

I only just made these candied cranberries for the first time this past week and I may now be completely obsessed. If I indulged in these little bursts of love earlier in life, I was either too young or had consumed one too many mugs of eggnog to remember. First time or not, I was sold.

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These pretty cranberries may look like they might be just for decoration, but they’re not – they’re like eating candy. Good for you candy! Put them out as part of your holiday spread this year and surprise your guests with their perfect blend of sweet and a little part tart.

Sparkling Cranberries

Sparkling Cranberries

recipe originally from Kleinworth & Co.

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup water
2 cups cranberries
3/4 cup granulated sugar

Directions

1. Rinse cranberries & set aside.
2. In medium saucepan heat 1 cup water & 1 cup sugar until sugar is dissolved & liquid is warm. Do not boil.
3. Remove from heat & allow to come to room temperature. (cranberries will pop if the syrup is too hot)
4. Once syrup is cool- pour over cranberries & place something on top of the cranberries to hold them down in the syrup since they will naturally float.
5. Cover & refrigerate overnight.
6. Once your cranberries have soaked for allotted time – strain out cranberries in colander & reserve syrup for other recipes.
7. Pat cranberries dry with paper towel. They should be tacky not wet.
8. Work in batches of 3-4 cranberries at a time – roll in small bowl of granulated sugar to coat.
9. Allow sugar to harden onto cranberries on a baking sheet for several hours.
10. Store at room temperature.

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About 4 Sons 'R' Us

Hi! I’m Meaghan. Welcome to my virtual kitchen & craft corner. Pull up a chair, stay awhile and follow along with us and our 4 sons. Can I get you a glass of wine? Some coffee? Pretzels or cheese sticks? While I can’t actually give you these thing online, I can show you how to make them… on a budget!

10 responses »

  1. Yum! These look and sound amazing! I also love that there is something healthy in there, but that I could pass them off as candy to my 5-year-old. 😉

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  2. YUM, love this. They are just the perfect thing to put out for the holidays.

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  3. Yum! I’m not a cranberry fan, but these may convert me!

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  4. Wow, these would be delicious, and would make a great garnish for any dish. So pretty!

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  5. Wow I loved this recipe, it looks delicious and beautiful!

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  6. I love this way to serve cranberries which I have never tried. In the past I have used them for decoration; dipping in egg white then rolling in sugar. Of course they become rather hard. Thanks for sharing your sweet cranberry recipe at Angie’s party 🙂

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  8. They look so glamorous 😀

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  9. Your Sparkling Cranberries look awesome! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a great week.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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